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  • The Vigneron Platinum | 1887 Shiraz

    Exclusive to Cellar Door, these wines come from unique parcels of fruit. They are refined and elegant, and very limited.

    Earlier wines in this range which are no longer available included:-

    The Vigneron 2008 Barossa and Eden Valley Shiraz [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2008 1890's Block Shiraz [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2009 Seven Barrels Shiraz [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2009 Chardonnay [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2010 Nebbiolo [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2010 The Natural Shiraz [tasting note]
    The Vigneron 2011 Wild Ferment Pinot Gris [tasting note]

    2010 1887 Shiraz

    The Fruit:

    The exceptional fruit for this wine was sourced from vines planted in 1887. Not many vineyards in Australia can claim to have survived wars, vine pulls, droughts and floods, however the loyal vines in the 1887 block continue to amaze our winemakers. The combination of an outstanding vintage and the low yielding vines has resulted in wine with intense concentration of colour, flavour and tannin.

    The Winemaking:

    The fruit was de-stemmed and crushed without rollers to allow for greater fruit characteristics to balance the old vine tannins. Fermentation was completed over 9 days before being basket pressed. The wine was then put into a combination of new French and 3 year old American oak hogsheads to continue fermentation on lees for a further 7 months. Maturation for another 23 months in the same oak has produced a balanced, elegant wine from an amazing vineyard.

    2010 1887 Shiraz

    The Comments:

    Dark red in colour this wine shows intense aromatics of milk chocolate and rich, red berry fruits with hints of coconut and vanilla. A generous palate emulates the aroma with secondary flavours of dark fruit, plums and hints of pepper and spice. This wine has a rich, round mouthfeel, amazing length and a seamless finish. Serve with Angus beef tenderloin with a red wine reduction.

    2010 1887 Shiraz

    THE AWARDS & REVIEWS:

    • 2012 1887 Shiraz
      • Bronze | 2015 Perth Royal Wine Show
    • 2010 1887 Shiraz
      • 95 Points | James Halliday
        James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion Feb 2013

        Full crimson-purple, only 230 dozen made from a single block planted in 1888. It is more elegant and lighter in the mouth than the alcohol suggests, maturation in mainly new Fresh oak for 30(sic) months has added it's cause, as do the fine tannins supporting the black fruits.

      • 94 Points – Gary Walsh
        Gary WalshWine Front, Australia, Dec 2012

        Black fruit with roast coconut and vanilla oak sitting high. It's a flood of concentrated, spicy, toasty dark fruit, with good acid balance, gentle silky, but gripping tannin, and tasty toasty oak on the finish. Good wine, and a seductive one, made in a traditional Barossa Shiraz style. It's a big wine for sure, but one that does not lack balance.

      • 92 Points | Huon Hooke
        Huon HookeNov 2012

        Deep, dark purple/red colour. Very oaky aroma. Shrill coconutty, toasty vanillan oak dominates everything. The palate is full-bodied, smooth and rich, but again, it has been hyper-oaked. Needs to be cellared, and hope that age will overcome the woodiness. There is certainly a lot of density, concentrated flavour and potential here.

      • Other (4 Stars) – WineState Magazine, National, Oct 2013
        WineState Magazine, National, Oct 2013

        Lifted, vibrant, floral fruit fragrances and a bit palate that's all fruit but has a nice oaky edge, and showing subtle development.

      • 5 Stars | World's Greatest Syrah & Shiraz Challenge VIII
        Winestate Magazine - Oct 2014

        Category winner in $75-$100 price point

    2010 1887 Shiraz

    THE VIDEO:

    2010 1887 Shiraz

    THE TASTING NOTES: